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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Webworm and the weather

Authors

J A. Button

Keywords

Webworms, Climatic factors, Western Australia

First Page Number

365

Last Page Number

370

Abstract

FOR many years farmers have remarked on the cyclic occurrence of webworm outbreaks in their cereal crops.

Webworm, the State's most serious pest of cereals, has frequently assumed a role of major importance for one or two seasons, and then not been troublesome for a number of years.

A research programme being carried out by the Entomology Branch aims to give a better understanding of the effects of weather conditions on the seasonal incidence of webworm, and should lead to more effective control of this pest.

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